3M’s range of dental composites is designed to bring dentists critical benefits such as versatility, esthetics, strength and clinical confidence to any restorative procedure – anterior or posterior.
Depending on your handling or technique preferences, you can choose from a range of micro or nanohybrid composites, or step-up to 3M’s TRUE nanotechnology found in Filtek Z350 XT and Filtek One ranges. The nanocomposites deliver great esthetics with the control and predictability that you depend on in your procedures.
Explore the different categories below to learn more about the benefits.
Back in the day, micro hybrids and nano hybrids offered a significant improvement over older microfills. Since then, 3M has raised the bar with composites that offer 3M TRUE nanotechnology, which enables dentists to deliver clinically-proven, long-lasting oral health and natural looking esthetics to patients.
3M’s TRUE nanofiller technology offers strength and esthetics as its nanoclusters maintain a uniform and smooth surface as they wear.
Nano hybrids, like micro hybrids, have discrete large and small particles but they have a slightly lower average particle size. For universal use, but mostly on posterior teeth.
Micro hybrids utilize a blend of discrete large and small particles to increase the filler loading and provide strength and wear resistance. For universal use, but mostly on posterior teeth.
Since the initial launch of the 3M™ Filtek™ Z350 XT range more than 15 years ago, DENTAL ADVISOR has clinically placed and monitored over 3000 restorations. The performance of these restorations have been exceptional, regardless of size. Excellent esthetics, low rate of fracture/chipping, minimal marginal discoloration and minimal wear have been instrumental in their long-term success rate, earning the 3M Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative* a 15-year clinical performance rating of 96%.
*Filtek Z350 XT is referred to as Filtek Supreme XTE in Dental Advisor.
Your composite choice often depends on your personal handling preferences and the chosen technique for your case. You might use a single body shade for a simple restoration, or a multi-layer shade technique for life-like esthetics. Explore our diverse range of composites by technology-type below to find out more.
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